St. Louis Bridge Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and educating the bridge-playing community. SLBC's programs and activities are directly influenced by its members and governed by a Board of Directors.


Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today.


facebook


Click below to order an SLBC Name Badgenamebadge


St. Louis Bridge Center is #15 in ACBL Top Clubs!

The ACBL just released their listing of the Top 50 Clubs for 2013. Thanks to the efforts of our members, St. Louis Bridge Center was ranked #15 with 8,942.5 tables. This is a tremendous achievement for us in our first full year. This achievement is due entirely to our dedicated and supportive members. Thank you for supporting SLBC! Click here to see the full list.


Mike Carmen Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Congratulations to Make Carmen who was presented with the following awards:
Unit 143 Meritorious Service Award. Click here to read more.
2014 ACBL Volunteer of the Year award. Click here to read more.
Thanks to Mike for his many years of service to the St. Louis bridge community!


Games for Beginners/Novices/Intermediates

Are you new to bridge? Or perhaps you have been playing for awhile but are still developing your skills? At SLBC we have games for all levels of newer players! Click here to learn more.


Game / Training Announcements

NEW 2nd SUNDAY AFTERNOON GAME - Hatchie is starting a new Open Pairs Game on the second Sunday each month at 2:00pm beginning August 10. For more information download the flyer.

ACBL BRIDGE TRAINING SERIES - St. Louis Bridge Center is proud to announce that we will be offering the complete ACBL Bridge Series program. This program was originally designed by world class educator, Audrey Grant. UPDATE - 2015 Classes Have Been Added! Click here to learn more.

TRY DUPLICATE WITH PHYLLIS - No stress, no pressure games for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice! For more information download the flyer.

EVENING GAME PROMOTION - For a limited time we are offering discounts on all of our evening games - Now only $7 for Members and $9 for Guests (regular prices are $9 and $11 respectively).

BRIDGE IN A DAY! - Phyllis Siegel continues to add new Bridge-in-a-Day sessions due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from our students. This is a popular program designed by the ACBL to allow you the ability to learn to play the great game of bridge in just one day. For only $80 and one day of training you will be ready to begin playing bridge in our daily games. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.


Visiting Artist Series

We are pleased to showcase some great artwork by local artist Mary Dee Schmidt. Her artwork is currently on display at SLBC. Mary was awarded an art scholarship to college and has continued to pursue her love of art as watercolorist and painting instructor. She has taught on many levels: high school, junior college, Laumeier Sculpture Park and St. Louis Artist Guild.

For the past 25 years, she has been an instructor in plein air painting at the Missouri Botanical Garden and for 10 years led a class in the Rocky Mountains-Crested Butte, Colorado. She also offers private classes on site at many locations throughout the region.

Mary Dee’s commissions include watercolors of client’s homes, landscapes and floral designs. Her works are on display in many homes and businesses across the United States. will have a number of their paintings on view at the Center throughout the summer. We hope you enjoy the exhibit!


Free Learning Opportunity - Post-Game Analysis

We are currently offering a Post-Game Analysis session after every Thursday morning game. This is a FREE benefit to SLBC members. One of our experienced players (“pro”) will be available after the game to spend about 15-30 minutes reviewing the hands that were played in the session. The attendees can ask questions about hands that were troublesome for them and/or the pro may have a couple of examples that he/she noted during the game. This is a tremendous opportunity to help players of all levels improve their game while the hands are still fresh in their minds. It is also another benefit of playing at SLBC.


SLBC Helps Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Thank you for making our LONGEST DAY EVENT an enormous success. Not only did our team raise awareness of the devastating disease of Alzheimers, but it also raised nearly $14,000 for the treatment of and research into this disease. Click here to read more.


Larry Cohen Seminar was a Huge Success!

Larry Cohen’s first appearance at St. Louis Bridge Center was a huge success. Over 125 players attended one or more of his seminars on “Slam Bidding”, “Avoiding Finesses”, and “Defense- Helping Partners/Signals.”

Before leaving, he donated three books to the Bridge Center’s library: To Bid Or Not To Bid, Following The Law, and Bidding Challenge. We look forward to his next visit to St. Louis.


Photo of the Month

Full House at the Larry Cohen Seminar in June.
Thanks to Ann Lemp and our Steering Committee for managing this excellent event!

See more photos by selecting the "Photo Gallery" link on the left.


Important Upcoming Events

  • November 19 - Inter-Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Complete against players at clubs around the country. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black for overalls). No additional game fee.
  • November 21 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
  • November 24 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 27 - Thanksgiving. Center will be closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • December 4 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 5 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
  • December 9 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 11 - Charity Game 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support local charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
  • December 12 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
  • December 15 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 19 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
  • December 19 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 21 - Non-Life Master/Life Master game at 1:00pm. Life Masters pair up with Non-Life Masters for this great pairs game!
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve. Center will be closed in the evening, but OPEN during the day.
  • December 25 - Christmas Day. Center will be closed - Merry Christmas!
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve. Center is open all day AND Janet and Mike Vontz are hosting the 3rd Annual SLBC New Year's Eve Game. 6:00pm Social Hour and Food. 7:00pm Bridge.
  • January 1 - New Year's Day. Center is open for all regular scheduled games.
The Center will be open tomorrow, Wednesday. We will be closed for Thanksgiving and reopen on Friday and thereafter with our normal schedule. Happy Thanksgiving!

Zero Tolerance Policy

Our Board of Directors strongly believe that all experiences at St. Louis Bridge Center should be positive and friendly. As such, we have addopted a "Zero Tolerance" Policy that is strictly enforced at all games. Click here to see the policy.


Online Partnership Desk

Looking for a partner? We have an excellent tool to help members find partners for any of our games. You can find it in the link bar on the left. This tool allows you to login and enter games where you are in need of a partner. You can also login to see a list of all players currently looking for partners. To access the system all you need is your ACBL number.


Swing Players Needed

Please consider signing up to be a swing player. You can pick a day of the week, or certain days where you agree to come to a game and be a swing player if needed. If you play that day, you play for FREE. If you aren’t needed, you receive a FREE game pass for another day. So you are helping the Center AND earning a free game regardless of whether you play that day or not. The swing player program is very important to the success of the Center as we have a desire to always guarantee a partner for players that just show up. Please consider signing up for this program.


"ASK BRUCE"

You have questions - We have answers! As a member of St. Louis Bridge Center, you have exclusive access to one of the best bridge minds in the country. Bruce Greenspan has graciously offered to answer your bridge-related questions!


Free Training Lessons

We have a section on our website for local pros and teachers to publish bridge lessons for the benefit of our members. You can click on the link on the left to access these lessons. We encourage all local pros and teachers to consider submitting lessons for publishing on behalf of our members.

St. Louis Bridge Center is dedicated to teaching and growing the game of bridge in the St. Louis community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced bridge members to share their knowledge.


Game Scrip

Remember to buy game scrip! They are available in packs of 10 for $80. Each scrip is redeemable for admission to any regularly priced game. We hope you find this a much more efficient way to pay for games.


Gift Certificates

These are perfect gifts for your bridge-playing friends & family. Gift certificates available for: memberships, games, and training programs. Please stop by the front desk to purchase.



For questions or comments, email us at: info@stlouisbridge.org